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er an area came under control -- came under fire. and the u.s. secretary of state fights back, telling senators it is fantasy to think the u.s. failed to hold out for a better deal. and the latest twist in the dispute of a -- over a life or death of a comatose frenchman. dr. say they cannot decide on his fate.
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i'm stuart norval, thanks for joining us on the program. a kenyan town where barack obama's father was born goes into overdrive as he prepares for a visit. and now to an awesome tweet, a u.s. astronaut onboard a rocket that finally docked at the international space station after two months of delay due to a supply rocket explosion. ♪ stuart: at the start of the week: 30 two people were killed in this suicide bombing in turkey by islamic eight group sympathizer as they prepared -- and islamic state group sympathizer as they prepared and eight mission across the border.
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the target was hit across the border in retaliation. turkey says at least one militant has been killed. our correspondent justin mortimer joins us with the latest from ankara. give us the latest of what is actually happening around the border and what happened during the day as well. justin: stewart the fighting has now ended. according to the turkish media it ended about four hours ago, but it went on for about 20 and hours intermittently. -- it went on for about 4.5 hours intermittently. one turkish civilian was killed and three turkish soldiers wounded, and one i asked militant -- is militant was killed. the turkish authorities put out a statement that it started
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around 1:30 p.m. after an attack at a turkish border post. turkish troops responded and pounded is positions with tank shells and howitzer shells it hitting three is vehicles. i spoke to someone who knows the area well and he said 30 kilometers east of the town is in control of is. but he said it is exceptional that is starts a fight with the turkish army. so it seems that the development of recent days have gotten all sides on edge. stuart: and presumably, jesper, is the fear that this could escalate even further. jasper: indeed. we have now a three-quarter conflict. you have the is, the turkish
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government, and the pkk, which claimed response ability for shooting dead to policeman in their house yesterday morning. one of these three groups -- not one of these three groups is stretching out the hand of these. to get out of this mess, i think one can safely conclude the first step would be for turkey to form a government. since early last month when we had general elections here, we had a caretaker government without a majority in parliament and the peace process that occurred has been suspended. if turkey can form a coalition, revise the peace process and as for is, well, nobody can stretch out a hand to it.
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the west must give more assistance to the kurdish forces and the free syrian army forces. just last year, i had about three quarters kilometers -- 34 kilometers of border, but now it only has five kilometers. is is credited with reducing control of that order. stuart: according to the wall street journal, turkey has now agreed as well to allow the u.s. military to launch u.s. air strikes against islamic state militants from a u.s. air base in turkey. that according to the wall street journal. the violence on the border comes as turkey's kurds, as jasper was also mentioning, were failing to help kurdish fighters in syria
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even colluding with the islamic state there. one turkish policeman was shot dead and another badly wounded in a routine traffic check in a majority kurdish city. funerals were also held today for the two turkish policeman jesper mentioned were killed yesterday. kurdish militants are accusing them of collaborating with the islamic state group. representatives of yemen's ex leader are in talks with the united states, britain, and the united arab emirates to try to end of war in the impoverished company -- country. he has recently been an alliance with hutu rebels -- houthi rebels. this year, he again lost control where humanitarian aid has begun
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to trickle in. >> a successful landing at the international airport. a military plane carrying weapons from saudi arabia touchdown on wednesday. it is the first time the tarmac have been used in march. according to officials, they have wrestled it out of the hands of houthi rebels. a began to trickle in, another sign the situation on the ground is improving. >> it will be a break not only for the program, but humanitarian access. we plan to get aid to the rest of the yemeni forces so we can reach yemeni women and children in need. >> over 6000 have died since the airstrikes began four months ago.
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the houthis are allegedly backed by iran. they said they were in talks with diplomats from the u.s. the u.k., and the uae to bring an end to the crisis. it is unclear if it will bear any fruit, given his proximity with houthi rebels as well as the president's absence from the talks. stuart: you have been fleeced so said the republican chairman of the senate foreign relations committee to the u.s. secretary of state john kerry. in response, john kerry fought that -- fought back, saying it was foolish to think they could've held out for a better deal. the hearing is marking the next phase of a bruising struggle leading to what will arguably be the biggest senate for policy vote in a decade. >> what you have done is to
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codify a perfectly aligned pathway for iran to get a nuclear weapon just by abiding by this agreement, not unlike the hotel guest that leaves only with a hotel bathrobe on his back. i believe you have been fleeced. secretary kerry: you believe after negotiating this with five partners i should have walked away with this -- walked away from this and as partners. i it or not, they have developed the ability to produce the fissile material for a bomb. we cannot bond that knowledge away. nor can we sanction the knowledge away. stuart: i'm joined by a professor who is a specialist. thank you for being with us on the program. republicans coming out very much against this plan.
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democrats seem to be unsure. it is going to be a tight note isn't it? >> what is interesting is that it in theory should be a treaty and it should be approved by the senate. but we know international agreements have been strange in the last years. some of them have been agreements and do not need approval. but here we have the result of negotiations by congress with president obama saying we want an up or down vote. we want to be able to vote on issues with the house of representatives. at the moment today, we are just at the level of the committee on foreign relations. but then probably it will go to a vote of the full chamber. if both chambers were to vote no , and if we look at the figures we have to think this is going to happen. there is a was possibility that president obama will use his veto power. which he will do.
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then the two houses will need a two thirds majority. stuart: if that were to happen it would be a stunning blow to carry and -- to secretary kerry and to obama. >> yes and no. it is bad for the agreement, but it means members of congress can continue to shout against it. but since there will be a veto and they would need a two thirds majority to override the veto, it a mean -- it may mean that in the end it will go into effect. stuart: they cannot even get the democrats to agree to vote for it, can they? >> it is a difficult election ahead and they know they will be attacked. at the moment, washington is totally lobbying, everyone is lobbying for or against. we have president obama, the ambassador to the u.s. -- of the u.s. to the u.n., foreign
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powers, the british, etc., meeting with members of congress and trying to convince them. but on the other side, we have israel and the powerful aipac saudi arabia and other countries saying you should not vote for that and terrible things will happen to you if you vote for the agreement. stuart: it will be a fascinating vote when it does come. thank you. revealed by the palace here in paris, francois hollande spoke to the iranian president for honey. they agreed to -- president rouhani. they agreed on a positive controversial to solve the crisis in the middle east. more than 50 at been killed and suspected boko haram attacks in northern cameroon and nigeria. twin suicide attacks in cameroon killed at least 11. at least 42 lost their lives in a series of blasts at two bus stations in northeast nigeria.
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it comes as nigeria's president is on a visit to the u.s. to tell barack obama and that the u.s.'s refusal to arm his ribs because of so-called human rights violations is only helping -- that u.s.'s refusal to arm his troops because of so-called human rights relations is only helping boko haram. >> newspapers spoke in the central market of the horror and the call to stand up to terrorism. authorities said two girls under the age of 15 blew themselves up as they entered the market. security forces were on high alert. >> we are simply asking people to work closely with the authorities, with law enforcement to denounce suspicious behavior. as of now, police checks will intensify. some areas will be cordoned at times. we ask people to be patient.
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we want to stop troublemakers, not half of the population. >> 10 days ago, another attack took place, once again in cameroon's northern region. two women wearing bells -- wearing explosive belts blew themselves up. some measures include no traffic after dark. >> the president was in france and said we were at war against boko haram, we thought it was a joke but we see it is serious because the threat is coming from within the country and it makes us really scared. >> ira nation with a peaceful culture. we are outraged because this -- we are a nation with a peaceful culture. we are outraged because this is barbaric. we support the affected families. >> cameroon has joined a regional coalition with nigeria niger, and chad to fight boko
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haram, who started with an insurgency in nigeria six years ago. stuart: in the last hour here at france 24, this is from the unhcr. 40 migrants have drowned off the coast. this off the libyan coast. this comes just after the italian coast guard said 2000 migrants had been rescued from the sea in the last 24 hours. eight operations were carried out wednesday alone by the italians as well as the german navy and the swedish coast guard and the maldives. it estimates around 150,000 migrants have come to europe by the sea so far this year. doctors treating a comatose french man whose family has been arguing for years over whether to continue to care for him have announced they are unable to make a decision on his care. the case has been so emotional
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they are asking for a legal representative to be designated and they are seeking protection against threats made against them. he was left comatose after a 2008 motorbike accident. his wife once a doctors to stop life-support, but his parents disagree. the dispute has riveted france. >> a small victory for his parents. the hospital that has been treating the 38-year-old paraplegic has postponed the decision on whether or not to end his life support. they say they fear for the security of the man and his medical team. he has been kept alive by machines since a car accident in 2008. for the last two years, his family has been locked in a legal battle that has been bitter over his -- over the right to die. his wife said he would have wanted the life-support switched
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off. but his parents disagree. >> what we want is for this hospital to let him come back home or transfer him to another hospital specialized to care for him. we have already lost a lot of time here. they are not able to take care of him and he's not treated well here. >> for the past two years, his parents have filed numerous court cases, but to little avail. in june, 2014, france's highest court gave doctors the right to stop his life-support. this verdict was upheld last june by the european court of human rights, which asked lambert's dr. to make the -- doctor to make the final decision. his parents filed a lawsuit last week against the hospital, accusing them of "attempted assassination and ill-treatment." planners doctors have asked the hospital to name -- has asked the prosecutor soon made a legal
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representative on his behalf. the legal battle is far from over. stuart: a trip to barcelona could get a little more expensive. that is because the city has become the latest to crack down on the home sharing site airbnb. they have imposed new taxes and regulations on airbnb, including a rule that owners have to be present on the property throughout the visit. kate moody explains. kate: a trip to barcelona is getting less convenient. the city offers more rooms through sites like airbnb than through traditional hotels, and authorities are now dating latin -- laying down the law. tourists staying in private residences will we subject to a $.65 per night tax. it will be subject to two rooms for property for at most four months per year, and the owners will have to be present for the duration of their guest stay.
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that means this regular airbnb host will have to stop renting out his studio apartment for 100 euros per night when he goes away. >> the money help me pay for vacations and little luxuries. i didn't do it often, maybe three or four times a year for extra cash. kate: the government expects the measure to bringing 10 million euros to 15 million euros over the next three years. barcelona find airbnb 30,000 euros for a legal rentals and authorities say this time forward to be regulated like the rest of the tourist industry, which accounts for about 14% of the city's economy. >> and there is no legal framework, that is called an underground economy. that means lacks security for consumers. -- lax security for consumers. that is bad for the tourist industry. kate: paris, berlin, and answered and are also trying to
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crack down on the tourist rentals -- and amsterdam are also trying to crack down on the tourist rentals. and officials are trying to come up with regulations across europe. stuart: thank you to everyone who helped make this dream come true, the words of the u.s. astronaut onboard a rocket that has finally docked at the international space station after a two-month delay. space enthusiasts have been watching the docking very closely. it lost -- it lost contact in april. >> have contact and docking with the international space station. >> after a two-month delay russia saw it castrol -- cap school -- cas -- capsul
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successfully docked at the international space station. ecosmonauts from russia and japan and the united states were on board. hundreds of experiments in biology, biotechnology and earth science are said to be conducted from the $100 billion laboratory. space into xia's closely watched launch. back in may, space travel was on hold after the unmanned progress cargo ship crashed back to earth. this use just one of its power producing solar arrays the floyd. the mission is set to last five months. stuart: an amazing trip to the international space station. will is here. will:: scott us chatting. we should talk about the -- you
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almost caught us chatting. we should talk about the greek government. the prime minister had offered assurances to the homeowners. will: this is after homeowners were concerned he might be making too many concessions to brussels. he showed evictions from houses will not begin. the government intends to introduce a bill that will fortify the first and only homes of families who are meet the mortgages. let's listen to the prime minister. mr. tsipras: i want to categorically state that the changes to the justice codes that will be law in january, 2016 do not endanger the primary protection of -- do not endanger the protection of primary homeownership. stuart: new data showing things
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are looking up for the labor force there. will: that is right, the jobless rate in spain fell to 22.4%, the lowest level over -- in over three years, but most importantly because the economy added 334,000 new jobs. that is good news. sometimes the number drops because people stop seeking unemployment benefits. this is exactly what spain wants to see. this is the single best quarterly improvement in spain's history. that fact is not lost on mariano rajoy. >> never before has so much economic activity been created in just one quarter. the excellent results are with strong job creation and excellent employment. stuart: italy next. having a tough time maintaining its countless treasures and monuments. it is asking the sector for some help. will: they are cash strapped and
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have rising dexcom as greece does. there is a theme here. more than $137 million had already been spent on restoring pompei. but italy says the funds can only go so far. they are asking the private sector to step in, but some are worried the private sector may not have the best interest at heart. >> national treasures hundred by private cash. it has in a year since work began to restore the college to him -- the coliseum to its former glory, all thanks to a 25 million euro investment from a fashion giant. such contributions have been a rarity in italy, but with a stagnant economy in italy and being on the verge of bankruptcy, that is fast changing. >> the coliseum need this, because italy especially with the crisis doesn't have enough funds to launch these big projects. >> this promotional video for
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the sponsorship deal states that investment in the monument is to clean not-for-profit. but many are dubious as to what is in it for the range of companies rushing to respond to the culture minister's declaration last year that italy's doors are wide open to philanthropists wishing to tie their name to a famous monument. >> the sponsors are only interested in the most famous monuments, the top 10 the coliseum, pompei. the coliseum does not need a sponsor. it is packed with tourists and already earns a lot. >> stones throw away, the trinity fountain. currently being restored with 3.6 million euros from a fashion house. and then there is bulgari's 1.8 million euros to the cities -- the city's steps. is it commercial explication in the name of the city?
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-- publicity? will: a lot of negative result of their. american express was down by 3%. he came short of expectations despite cost cutting. all three indices are trading in the red.
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rom pacifica this is democracy now! >> one thing that is absolutely clear in my mind is that human beings cannot be treated like cattle. human beings must be given the dignity and the respect that all human beings deserve especially by a people who themselves, jews , have experienced such deprivation in the past.


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